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Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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About

***Bowood House and Gardens re-opens 6 July 2020. Find out more about their updated safety measures on their website.***

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (mid April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

 

 

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground closes at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    389
  • Very Good
    220
  • Average
    98
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • ChristopherXIG
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Childhood memories
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd December 2019
    I remember Boowood house & garden from trips with my school as a child. This summer I had the Great pleasure in taking my sons and we had a great time. A few of the older attractions are not in uses... Read full review
  • LouiseA803
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Business
    Large event catered for quite well
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th February 2020
    I’m vegetarian, in a minority in this group I think. Unimaginative but adequate. Meat option ways OK. Read full review
  • williamc169
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    February weekend
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th February 2020
    On a pouring February weekend we arrived to be met by cheerful staff and a proper double room. Then we went down for dinner through big public rooms with impressive art. Things slid started to... Read full review

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